Grow West’s vision is to rejuvenate 10,000 hectares of the upper Werribee catchment, west of Melbourne by connecting large areas of public reserves; Brisbane Ranges National Park, Werribee Gorge State Park and up through to Lerderderg State Park, through a mosaic of restoration works on private property.
Grow West is a collaborative project where local communities work together with all levels of government, businesses and organisations to achieve the best outcome for the region in the most effective and sustainable way.
Grow West is continually seeking new partners and investors to continue the momentum of this ambitious project that has made and continues to make a positive change to the landscape.
For further information contact the Environmental Projects Coordinator on 03 9971 6502.
Grow West Community Planting Day - Sunday 20th July
Come and help us plant 6,000 trees at the annual Grow West Community Planting Day, to be held on Sunday 20th July. This annual event is run in partnership with the Grow West Project (Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Melbourne Water, Southern Rural Water, Moorabool Shire Council), Victorian National Parks Association, Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee, Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, Victorian Mobile Landcare Group and hosted by Yaloak Estate. This year’s project is supported by the Australian Government .
When: Sunday 20th July 2014, 9:30am – 4pm
What: You will join a volunteer force to plant 6,000 seedlings, creating a habitat corridor from the Werribee Gorge State Park to the Brisbane Ranges National Park
Where: Yaloak Estate, 1730 Glenmore Rd, Rowsley (VicRoad 77 F5).
For further information, download the Information Kit here.
Online Registrations are NOW OPEN. Click here to register.
Grow West celebrates a decade of landscape restoration
To celebrate 10 years of Grow West, a short video of the beginning and achievements of Grow West has been produced. It is a trip down memory lane for the many volunteers and partners that have been a part of the project since its inception.
Click here to view the video.